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State Education Benefits

The state of Utah offers the following education benefits.

In-state Tuition

Active duty military and veterans that have been release from active service within the 12 months of attending school will receive tuition at the rate of in-state tuition at public degree granting and certificate granting schools. See school admissions office to apply. http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/static/HB0124.html

Purple Heart Tuition Waiver

Purple Heart recipients are eligible for a tuition waiver at all public institution of higher learning in Utah. This benefit can be used toward a degree up to and including a Masters Degree. To receive this benefit the Veteran must submit proof that they are a Purple Heart recipient to the State Institution they are attending.

Scott Lundell Military Survivors Tuition Waiver

Surviving dependants of service members killed in action on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for a tuition waiver at state schools. http://le.utah.gov/~code/TITLE53B/htm/53B08_010700.htm

Dependent children may also be eligible for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship. http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/factsheets/fry_scholarship.pdf

Veterans Tuition Gap Program

Effective 1 July 2014 the Veterans Tuition Gap Program came into effect. This “funding” gap enables qualifying military Veterans to receive tuition assistance for the last school year at State institutions of higher education. It is for tuition only and does not include housing, books, etc.

For more information go to: http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r765/r765-611.htm

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